The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: Chingmak meets Mills
medium: diaries
person: ChingmakMills
ethnicgroup: Chang
location: Chingmei
date: 20.11.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Already we can see the village on a mountain precipice, its unusually high gables forming a silhouette against the sky. Still quite far from the village we are met by Chingmak and the other chieftain, once rivals but now related through two marriages and at peace. Chingmak is an old friend of Mills and he was genuinely happy to see him again. In the excitement he hardly had eyes for his little son who had come with us from Mokokchung where he is at school.